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So does anyone else still actually see anything in him?

 

Confident lad off the pitch, doesn't do anything to actually back it up on the field.

 

This match and the derby aside I don't think he's been that bad. I think he's got a future here and really just needs to add some bulk.

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This match and the derby aside I don't think he's been that bad. I think he's got a future here and really just needs to add some bulk.

 

you're right, but i think the reason everyone is upset on him is that sub appearance last night. we needed hard work, steel, ball hold up, some relief from defending. he came on thinking he's the premier league leading scorer and all he needed to do was stay at the halfway line and try to counter once in a while. and even when he did that he wasn't full go.

 

bad bad attitude to have in a game like that. you can see why koeman likes davies. he works his ass off and always puts in a shift. might not go well, but he tries. Juxtapose that with DCL, and when we are 1-0 up at old trafford and you don't try, people rightly so will get on your back.

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So does anyone else still actually see anything in him?

 

Confident lad off the pitch, doesn't do anything to actually back it up on the field.

He has had a handful if that, of matches.

In most he has looked a good player. Against Liverpool he still had a few good moments in a very poor team performance.

Last night he was poor but that more to do with the managers bad choice than his ability.

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The lad needs time and to be thrown into 2 intense games had split advantages/disadvantages. Valuable experience is the obvious one, but also a confidence boost from the manager too. He failed to deliver, but come on. This season is about testing the kids out. Not everyone can take to water instantly. Davies started well and is now coming to terms with the league. Ross has taken /is taking years. But this isn't a quick fix business. City spent half a billion getting to be a significant force by flashing cash, initially at purple patch players. Liverpool and Chelsea have done the same. Since United abandoned their academy, they've dropped and Arsenal just haven't adapted to the change in the game

 

The comparison with Spurs a few weeks ago is spot on; invest in young talent, bring in some big names (for merc and hopefully immediate improvement) but blend it slowly

 

We're not making pancakes here, we're making a soufflé and that takes time and experimentation. DCL may or may not be one of the key ingredients, but he may be vital to the technique to making this team rise.

 

Poor performances in the last 2 games aside, before his injury he looked exciting, much like Lookman. I've got high expectations from him, I'm hoping he will deliver.

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I don't think he knew what to do yesterday. He was supposed to link the midfield with Rom but he ended up in no man's land every time.

 

He is a striker, let's just play him up top or bring someone else on.

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The lad needs time and to be thrown into 2 intense games had split advantages/disadvantages. Valuable experience is the obvious one, but also a confidence boost from the manager too. He failed to deliver, but come on. This season is about testing the kids out. Not everyone can take to water instantly. Davies started well and is now coming to terms with the league. Ross has taken /is taking years. But this isn't a quick fix business. City spent half a billion getting to be a significant force by flashing cash, initially at purple patch players. Liverpool and Chelsea have done the same. Since United abandoned their academy, they've dropped and Arsenal just haven't adapted to the change in the game

 

The comparison with Spurs a few weeks ago is spot on; invest in young talent, bring in some big names (for merc and hopefully immediate improvement) but blend it slowly

 

We're not making pancakes here, we're making a soufflé and that takes time and experimentation. DCL may or may not be one of the key ingredients, but he may be vital to the technique to making this team rise.

 

Poor performances in the last 2 games aside, before his injury he looked exciting, much like Lookman. I've got high expectations from him, I'm hoping he will deliver.

Exactly this, we have some quality young players and they are highly thought of by people who know their football like Walsh, Koeman and Unsworth. They need time to develop and get used to playing in the EPL, some will make it some wont but by having and developing these players is key to our future success. We will add to our squad without cost, and attract other young talent because they know they will get game time.

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Yep Lookman deserves a start and the young players need to be rotated.

 

I'd start with the same front six as Tuesday (unless Schneiderlin's back in which case put him in for Barry) but bring Lookman on ahead of DCL.

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I'd start with the same front six as Tuesday (unless Schneiderlin's back in which case put him in for Barry) but bring Lookman on ahead of DCL.

I agree, I would like to rest Davies, but Barry will get punished against a high pressing side like Leciester.

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I'd start with the same front six as Tuesday (unless Schneiderlin's back in which case put him in for Barry) but bring Lookman on ahead of DCL.

id start DCL but bring Lookman on if he looks poor first half

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This!

Would show the lad a bit of faith while also letting him know a performance is needed.

 

But who do you take out to start him? Mirallas had a great game. Barkley isn't being taken out. Lukaku sure as shit isn't being dropped for DCL. That's should be our front three, and DCL should be nowhere near it.

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But who do you take out to start him? Mirallas had a great game. Barkley isn't being taken out. Lukaku sure as shit isn't being dropped for DCL. That's should be our front three, and DCL should be nowhere near it.

He started against the reds, no need to take anyone out.

Against UTD, I wouldn't have started him either.

Just commentating that if he did start him that would be the outcome.

 

Who to take out would be the managers decision .

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He started against the reds, no need to take anyone out.

Against UTD, I wouldn't have started him either.

Just commentating that if he did start him that would be the outcome.

Who to take out would be the managers decision .

But the shite wasn't our last game, so you would have to take someone out. Quite rightly he didn't start against United, as you say, and his replacement did a lot to aid our cause.

 

It really would be stupid if Ron started him and seeing as it would be for Mirallas it'd be very unfair.

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Agree.

I thought Mirralas was unlucky to come off, he was causing them problems all night. Even his free kick intervention was justified for me. I've done that myself.

 

Team should have gave the ball back but walked away, so I said... ok I'll take it.

 

DCL was set up to fail for me against UTD. But I would start Mirralas or a Lookman against Leicester.

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just don't see the fuss with him, came on, had a dive, doesn't defend or track back, what does ron or anyone see in him?

Yeah I don't see what Koeman sees in him.

 

In all fairness I think he's meant to be a centre forward, but hes not done anything to impress so far.

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Normally I would totally agree but today for the first time I thought he actually showed a few glimpses of what he's about

 

 

 

 

Agree, was quite impressed with him when he came on, seemed clean and aggressive. Stood out from the trash the majority were providing.

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Normally I would totally agree but today for the first time I thought he actually showed a few glimpses of what he's about

 

 

 

 

Glad I am not the only one then.

Thought he looked very tidy on the ball and positive. Also made a few interceptions.

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Happy to hear this. Saw enough to suggest he is going to be a very good player.

First half against Chelsea he was one of the few shining lights. Died off second half but is getting better.

 

Looks a very fast lad.

Likes to run past players and is very direct.

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Just going on the last match. He raced past a few players, with ease. Good with his feet too.

 

I'm in the minority's haha, but I like him and think he is going to be a good player for us.

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im with aiden i think lookman looks the better of the two.

DCL is never a wide forward in a million years. He's a straight up the middle striker for me - get him to bulk up a bit over the summer, get him a loan move next season to play as that striker and we'll see what he's really made of.

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DCL is never a wide forward in a million years. He's a straight up the middle striker for me - get him to bulk up a bit over the summer, get him a loan move next season to play as that striker and we'll see what he's really made of.

 

loan move? didn't we buy him off a championship side?

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loan move? didn't we buy him off a championship side?

League 1 and he hadn't played for them (maybe the odd game? I'm not sure).

 

And yes a loan move. He's still developing and we will (fingers crossed) be bringing in a few players in this summer, so going out on loan and playing regularly will benefit him.

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bizarre

Why?

 

He was signed as a member of the academy and has become part of the 1st team squad. We've rewarded his progress and at the same time protected our asset - it's been reported that Arsenal have been monitoring his progress.

 

He's a young striker who has been playing as a winger. He looks like a top prospect to me.

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Why?

 

He was signed as a member of the academy and has become part of the 1st team squad. We've rewarded his progress and at the same time protected our asset - it's been reported that Arsenal have been monitoring his progress.

 

He's a young striker who has been playing as a winger. He looks like a top prospect to me.

F me! At last someone other than me that sees something in him haha.

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Why?

 

He was signed as a member of the academy and has become part of the 1st team squad. We've rewarded his progress and at the same time protected our asset - it's been reported that Arsenal have been monitoring his progress.

 

He's a young striker who has been playing as a winger. He looks like a top prospect to me.

he had 3 years left and, whilst having a few appearances, hasn't really set the world alight. Putting him on a 40k a week 5 year deal is a lot of faith.

 

Not saying he won't develop, and won't be a good player. Just seems very soon

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I think he looks a very good young player, remember this lad wasn't really playing often at a MUCH lower level and has been thrown right in the deep end
Re his pace, he looks rapid to me he chased a lost ball and tanked past two or three Chelsea players no danger the lads quick

Given time I think the lad will be a very dangerous striker the type to thrive on through balls

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I have watched him properly after being a bit underwhelmed.

 

I actually think we have a genuine class act in the making. He is playing out of position but he has all the tools to become a top player.

 

Reminds me of James Vaughan - a player who i loved... was absolutely gutted to see how injuries messed him up. He would have been an England international regular.

 

It's going to be good fun to watch the likes of davies, DCL and lookman establish themselves as a force.

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The way I see it is we've just given a contract to a player with a broken leg, and another one who has had a handful of games for everton (to which he hasn't performed well at all) and signed in the summer.

 

I thought Farhad had sorted out the pathetic business plan we had in place prior to his arrival.

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Coleman is a show of faith and the contract was probably already written.

The other is to tie down a player that they see as potential.

 

Our fans are becoming heartless and wanting us run as a business rather than a football club....

I'm hoping the club stay true to why I love them in the first place.

 

Not saying others don't live the club, just that my reasons may be different.

 

Keep us a club rather than another step.

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Coleman is a show of faith and the contract was probably already written.

The other is to tie down a player that they see as potential.

 

Our fans are becoming heartless and wanting us run as a business rather than a football club....

I'm hoping the club stay true to why I love them in the first place.

 

Not saying others don't live the club, just that my reasons may be different.

 

Keep us a club rather than another step.

I want us to have be a club but I also don't want us to look stupid.

 

The Coleman and DCL contracts are stupid.

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I want us to have be a club but I also don't want us to look stupid.

 

The Coleman and DCL contracts are stupid.

 

DCL one I don't understand but Seamus deserves his; it was on the table pre-injury and it would have been ruthless and heartless to withdraw it because he got hurt. Proud of the club on that one.

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